Common Indicators

Could it be Dyslexia?

  • Difficulty acquiring and using oral and written language
  • Difficulty in phonological awareness, including segmenting, blending and manipulating sounds in words
  • Difficulty mastering the alphabetical principle and basic decoding skills (sounds to letters)
  • Slow, inaccurate laboured reading (lacking fluency)
  • Difficulty acquiring age appropriate sight words recognition skills (visual coding)
  • Difficulty learning to spell accurately
  • Difficulty learning and retaining multi-syllabic vocabulary
  • Limited reading comprehension due to weak decoding and/or word recognition and fluency skills
  • Oral language skills are often stronger than written language skills

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